Online residency for Engaged Art Network


Having met through the Art of Engagement website (now at, Rajni and Canadian artist Caffyn Kelley together decided that they would like to initiate a simple online residency program that would allow artists and activists from different parts of the world to share experiences and conversations in a little more depth. This program is designed to allow artists with some experience and/or interest in using online technology to spend a month playing with what might be possible using the simple technology supplied.

Online residencies between June 2008 and June 2009:

Rajni Shah, a trial residency, using a blog to explore various ideas around engaged practice
Jean-Marie Mauclet and Gwylene Gallimard, who have worked for thirty years on large-scale public projects around the world
Tim Jeeves, whose work includes interventions, writings and the artistic athleticism of the Grunts for the Arts arts collective
Doran George, whose experimental dance and live art practice focuses on the physical, emotional, interpersonal, and cultural body in recovery
Glas(s) Performance, artists Jess Thorpe and Tashi Gore - UK performance artists who work with young people and communities
John Jordan, whose Paths Through Utopias takes us on a 6 month journey through Europe in search of ways of living despite capitalism
Bobby Baker, whose humorous work wickedly interrogates the intersections of intolerable cultural assumptions with everyday life

The Art of Engagement at


Blog entries from Rajni's residency, June 2008

(since this online space is now closed, please download PDFs below to read the blog posts)